Womba Musical Instrument
Tech ID #: 1158.1 CONNECT WITH A MANAGER FOR LICENSING
Empowering a child's physical and psychological development through in utero movement, artistic expression and parental bonding.
Description of Technology
Research has demonstrated that even in the womb, a child is capable of sensing and responding to external audio stimuli. External stimulation and interaction with the outside world, such as music, touch, and parental voices can benefit fetal health and development.
- Sensors translate the movement of the child in utero into digitally synthesized sound in response to this movement
- Enables the child to make music from within the womb
The Womba addresses a parent's desire to nutrure development of the infant in utero and promote bonding. It can also provide a means to study the sensory capabilities of a child in utero and learn how these experiences influence a child after birth.
Areas of Application
- Consumer baby products
- Research tool for prenatal/early childhood development
- Artistic exploration
- Music education
- Patent Pending
This unique device enables a baby's movement to trigger sounds, a musical instrument, and register movement in response to its own music. Current products on the market simply play music to the baby through speakers directed at the mother's belly. There are no products that sense the movement of the unborn baby in response to music.
Stage Of Development
- Two prototypes have been tested using different sensors.